Solving personal problems not commission’s mandate -Chomba

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Chairperson of the Legal and Justice Sector Reform Commission Frederick Chomba has told petitioners that the commission was not constituted to solve people’s problems but to gather views to reform the laws of the country.

 

Justice Chomba observed that petitioners were preoccupied with submitting complaints while hoping to have their personal problems solved by the commission.

 

He explained that the commission was not undertaking public sittings to solve problems but to gather views from the general public in order to transform and modernise the legal and justice system in the country.

 

Justice Chomba expressed concern with the alarming high number of complaints of miscarriage of justice being submitted.

 

The retired Justice noted that the high number of complaints shows the glaring lapses in the dispensation of justice in the court system.

He has since appealed to the general public to stick to the terms of reference of the commission by submitting practical recommendations to improve the legal and justice system in the country.

 

Justice Chomba however told petitioners that the commission can only assist the complainants by giving advice to petitioners and directing them to relevant institutions to address their complaints.

 

The Legal and Justice Sector Reform Commission is holding public sittings in Kabwe in Central province and the general public are flocking to the commission with complaints seeking  resolutions.

 

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